Apple Campus 2 Overview Updated September 3, 2016

Apple Campus 2

Apple's under construction Campus 2 will become the company's new headquarters in 2017

  • 2.8 million sq ft of office space
  • 176-acre campus
  • Separate on-site R&D facilities
  • 100,000 sq ft. fitness centre
  • Underground 1000-seat “Apple Theater” auditorium
  • Will run on 100% renewable energy
  • Apple hired architects Foster+Partners for the project
  • Expected move in date: 2017

First announced by Steve Jobs in 2006, Apple kicked off construction on its new 176-acre “Campus 2” in late 2013 and expects to move in around 12,000 of its employees when the project is complete in early 2017. The campus located approximately one mile east of its current headquarters in Cupertino, California is also often referred to as the Apple “Spaceship” due to the appearance of the site’s main circular building.

Apple currently plans to wrap up construction by late 2016, and CEO Tim Cook confirmed earlier this year that the company is still on track to move into the new 2.8 million sq ft location by early next year. Apple is also expected to host future press events and product unveilings at its new Apple Theatre auditorium located on the campus.

Head below for the latest Campus 2 stories, and check out recent photos, drone videos and news in our ongoing Apple Campus 2 Construction Progress Timeline.

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September 2012 - June 2016

Apple Campus 2 Stories June 9

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Update: John Weaver did a deeper dive on this over at Electrek

Apple has quietly created an energy subsidiary, ‘Apple Energy’ LLC, registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino headquarters. The company was seemingly formed to allow it to sell excess electricity generated by its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada, with plans to sell electricity across the whole of the US.

[Apple Energy LLC] is a Delaware limited liability company and is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Inc. [Contact is] Apple Energy LLC, One Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

Given Apple’s expertise and huge commitment to using renewable energy to power its operations, it is no surprise that it wants to ensure that its solar farms generate sufficient power to meet its needs. Because the sun only shines during the day obviously, Apple needs to shift its generation and its usage. Data centers need to go 24/7. Apple Stores are open in the evening. Apple has alternatives for this at its campus (see Fuel Cell generation below) but if it wants to operate 100% renewable, it has to “trade” overcapacity during the middle of the day for “net-metered” energy during the evening or cloudy days.

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Apple’s Cupertino Campus 2 Photovoltaics are rated at 14 megawatts alone.

But a set of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filings suggests that Apple could have bigger ambitions in the power field …

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Apple Campus 2 Stories May 31

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Apple has made quite a lot of progress on its under construction “Campus 2” set to become the company’s new headquarters when complete around the end of the year. Since last checking in a month ago, a video update published today by Matthew Roberts for June shows continued progress on the roof of the main circular spaceship building, including a look at the heating and cooling systems installed throughout, and what looks to be some new outdoor areas surrounding the entrance of the underground theatre. Head below for a look at progress made in recent weeks.  expand full story

Apple Campus 2 Stories May 5

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[UPDATE: Cupertino mayor Barry Chang is refuting the claims made by The Guardian, saying that he never said the words quoted in the article: “I was shocked and dismayed to see a recent article quoting me with words I never used and describing situations that never happened,” he said in a statement on the Cupertino city website.]

Cupertino mayor Barry Chang has accused Apple of ‘abusing’ its home city by failing to contribute to much-needed public projects, and claims that he was ‘surrounded’ by security and escorted off the premises when he tried to discuss traffic congestion.

Apple is not willing to pay a dime. They’re making profit, and they should share the responsibility for our city, but they won’t. They abuse us.

However, the Guardian notes that Apple paid $9.2M in city taxes in 2012/13 …

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Apple Campus 2 Stories April 27

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Apple’s Campus 2 is expected to be completed by early next year and now we have some new video from within the spaceship ring itself. Courtesy of YouTuber MrWhitestew, a pair of new videos have emerged that take us for first-person walkthrough of Apple’s Campus 2 construction, offering one of the first looks from within the spaceship ring itself.

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Apple Campus 2 Stories April 14

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Apple Campus 2 Stories April 4

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